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She said she wanted to show her dad that Elsa liked Star Wars too! She was adorable!
-Ashayla Webster

Model, photographer, small business owner.
Ashayla Webster is not only a well-rounded nerd, she's a world traveler and occasional pirate. Funny and down to Earth, Ashayla shared some of her favorite anecdotes about her adventures in cosplay.

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What's your best cosplay moment so far?

Ashayla Webster
I volunteer with children a lot, anything that involves their joy is amazing. Recently, at Comic Con, I wore a costume that was half Princess Leia and half Queen Elsa, aka, Slave Elsa. This little girl was dressed as Elsa and came up to me and asked for a photo. She said she wanted to show her dad that Elsa liked Star Wars too! She was adorable!

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©Whiskey & Rye Photography; ©Lightscape Photos; ©House of Geekery

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Have you been approached filmmakers?

Ashayla Webster
Yes and no. I’ve been asked to be in a couple of student videos, unfortunately the timing for those was not great. I haven’t been approached for anything larger than student films.

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©Mel Shead; ©Vincenzo Cascioli Photography; ©Dineth A. Photography

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Have you ever been recognized out of "uniform"?

Ashayla Webster
Yes. It was weird.
The person had a little…fanboy moment I suppose it’s called. I was so shocked and was super polite. When he left, I turned to my partner and burst out laughing. It felt awkward!

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©Della Photography; ©Lightscape Photo

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What's your best personal nerdgasm story?

Ashayla Webster
Ummm…
It’s a tossup between having a short conversation with Colin Ferguson, Jason Mamoa greeting me and my mother personally, and being mistaken for an official pirate by other guests in Hong Kong Disneyland during the pirate takeover.

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©EHN Photography; ©Annette Wiguna Visual Artistry; ©Mike Leishman Photography; ©Benjamin O'Dea Photography

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